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Jan 30, 2013 1:00am EST
, so we can strengthen our economy, and strengthen our country's future. think about it. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. that is who we are, in our bones. the promise we see in those that come here from every corner of the globe, that has always been one of our greatest strengths. it keeps our recourse young, a key to our country on the cutting edge, and helped to build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. after all, immigrants help to start businesses like google, and yahoo!, they created entire new industries that in turn created new jobs and new prosperity. in recent years, one in four high-tech start-ups in america were founded by immigrants. one in four new small business owners were immigrants, including right here in nevada. folks who came here seeking opportunity and now want to share that opportunity with other americans. but we all know that today we have an immigration system that is out of date and badly broken. a system that is holding us back, instead of helping us to grow our economy and strengthen our middle-class. right now, we have
Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
. this is what i tell secretary geithner. the time has come, since our economies are connected, for there to be a positive movement in the european crisis, but then i think these budget negotiations, which are not based on simply -- based on human beings and republicans and democrats getting together. i think it is very doable and possible. one thing we have ignored at this meeting, there was an election that just happened, and the message of the election, i believe, is guys, women, you've got to get together, or there is going to be a third party. >> that is one of the reasons we have been having these conversations. >> but it is out now. it is on the cable channels, on the radio, online, in print. what happens now? >> i say i want to get on television with some facts. [laughter] here are few that have come out of this conversation. 16.9% of gdp, that is not because tax rates went down. it is because the economy went down. tax rates -- there is no revenue. [indiscernible] in the years before the collapse, the income as well over 18% of gdp. >> it has been over 18% twice. two y
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
it in our economy. this is a first and foremost an economic imperative. many republicans know and see that. we would provide the marketplace with education materials so that people understand this is the right thing to do. we have agreed we're not going to put people on buses and 747's. we're also not going to say, this is a passport for everybody. we know the solution is in the middle. that is what we have to work on. rejecting a notion because of a lack of conviction for immigration is going to make matters worse. we have a disadvantage versus canada and australia. they have updated their system. hours dates back to the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's. host: to take a super pac aimed at electing republicans dedicated to reforming immigration. let's go to the phones. caller: good morning. i would like to set the record straight. there are not 11 million illegal aliens in this country. there were more like 26 million. obama wants to extend the invitation to come there to these people's families. we could end up with 35 million people. 70% of the people are from mexico and south america.
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
columnist paul krugman will talk about the economy and later,
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
st century complexities, technologies, economies, threats are bringing the seven billion global citizens closer together than ever before. and as our planet adds another two billion people over the next 25 years, the dangers, complications and human demands will not be lessened but rather heightened. despite these challenges, i believe we also have historic opportunities to help build a safer, more prosperous, more secure, more hopeful and just world that maybe at any time -- than maybe at any time in the history of people. yes, the intolerance continues around the world and we must continue to be clear eyed about this danger and we will be. we will not hesitate to use the full force of the united states military in defense of our security, but we must also be smart and more importantly wise, wise in how we employ all of our nation's great power. america's continued leadership and strength at home and abroad will be critically important for our country and the world. while we will not his -- hesitate to act unilaterally when necessary. it is essential that we closely with our al
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
. he knows how important it is for the economy of the country. in has been our number-one issue to solve the immigration problem. 11 million people come out of the shadows and pay taxes. in terms of future flow, we all agree. it is absurd that we attract the best and brightest, let them get a ph.d., and masters, and then say you have got to go home and compete against us. it makes no sense. the president understands that. and let me tell you, he has been terrific. this idea that we were jockeying is not true. dick durbin and i spoke with him on sunday. we had a great conversation. he has been extremely positive. and i think he has played a very constructive role. he is a rally in the country, but at the same time, he is giving us the space to get something done, and i have been very impressed with not only the president's desire to get it done but his ability to work with us as part of a team to get that done, as leader of the team, which he is, but to get it done. >> every president in a second term worries about a legacy. i think he is worried more about getting this done than
Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
agree with it. >> president obama has said the sanctions put in place cripple the economy of iran. oil productions plunged. the economy is in a shambles. do you share the president views on the importance and effectiveness of sanctions against iran and if so, how do you reconcile your position with some of your past statements that suggest that the national security in the united states is not served by isolating iran >> i always have agreed with multilateral sanctions because i think this president in particular has done more than any president to effectively employing those kind of international sanctions starting with a security council you in agreement and un mandates. i agree with what the president is doing and i have said publicly long before the president ever asked me to consider this job that additional sanctions might be required. when i voted against some of those unilateral sanctions against iran, it was a different time. for example, i believe one was in 2001, 2002. we were at a different place with iran during that time. as a matter of fact, i recall the bush administrat
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